Canby United Methodist Church to host Neighborhood Block Party

On Saturday, from 3 to 7 p.m., the community of faith of Canby United Methodist Church is hosting a free block party for the community.

All are welcome to join in this afternoon of food, fun for children of all ages, music and opportunity for conversation and connection. The meal will include BBQ chicken, caesar salad, rolls, watermelon and peach cobbler.

Canby Community Preschool will have a play area for children, and there will be crafts and games for older children.

CUMC Quilters will be at work on current quilts.

Visitors can visit the church’s community garden. Take a lawn chair or a blanket.

For more information, call 503-263-6419.

Mulino Airport to hold blueberry pancake breafast

The Oregon Pilots Association will hold its annual blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturd and Sunday at the Mulino Airport. Adults will be $10, seniors will bee $8, and kids under 12 will be $5. There will also be a old time band that plays both days, just as in years in the past. For more information call 503-816-9856

Art and Wine Festival to benefit Thelma’s Place

Thelma’s Place, along with the Canby Art Association, will host their first Art & Wine Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8 at the Countryside Living courtyard for guests over 21.

The evening will include wine, displays of local artists, raffles, and entertainment by guitarist Curtis Rice. A $15 ticket donation is encouraged at the Second Street double gate enterance, and 30 percent of the proceeds will benefit Thelma’s Place day respite program.

For more information, call 503-266-5100 or go online to

Free Canby Telcom community class to cover iPad tips

The next Canby Telcom free community class will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at Canby Telcom, 190 SE?Second Avenue.

This class will review basics. A technical expert will guide attendees through the iPad device settings, navigation, downloading and organizing apps, Facetime, sending email messages, and search tips.

Participants should take their own iPads to follow along. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-266-8111.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ coming up

Canby Community Theatre will present “Fiddler on the Roof” July 25, 26, 31 and Aug. 1 and 2. All shows are at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee July 26.

All seats are $12 and tickets will be available at Cutforth’s Thriftway, or at the door.

Living History Days At Old Aurora Colony

The Old Aurora Colony Museum will present its Living History Days Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum courtyard.

The event will feature living history demonstrations and hands-on activities, including using grist stones to grind flour, using pitcher pumps, and dipping candles. Regular museum admission is free for children under 5, $2 for students, $5 for seniors and AAA members, and $6 for adults.

Balls, Bait, and Bullets in July

The ultimate outdoorsman’s triathalon, a contest that includes golfing, fishing, and shooting, will be held Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canby Rod & Gun Club.

Balls, Bait and Bullets will benefit local high school athletics and the Make-a-Wish of Oregon. To register or for more information, visit

New Creation Church to hold concert, dinner

New Creation Church in Aurora will hold a coffeehouse concert and dinner on from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at the Aurora Auction Barn, 21507 Pacific Highway E, Aurora.

The music and coffee will be free and dinner will be $5. Proceeds will go to the Canby Pregnancy Center. About seven songwriters will perform

Party at the Farm slated for August

The 4th annual Party at the Farm will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at the historic Stauffer-Will Farm.

The evening will include appetizers, Traeger-grilled salmon and tri-tip buffet, dessert, a wall of wine, beer tasting and silent and oral auctions.

The evening will feature music by Joe Justin and Janet Kaye and entertainment by Broadway Rose Theater. Tickets are $50 and seating is limited. Proceeds will go to benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the museum office at 503-678-5754

Small Farm classes in September

The OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County SWCD, and Clackamas Community College are partnering for the second annual Small Farm School on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the college.

This all-day event is for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners in the north Willamette Valley.

Registration is open through Aug. 27 or until full. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth, ages 13 to 18, with an adult.

Workshop topics include poultry, pigs, fruit trees, vegetable production, tractor safety and operation, marketing, on farm veterinary care and soil conservation.

Class offerings and online registration is available at:

Canby Methodist looking for gardeners

The Canby United Methodist Church’s community garden is taking signups. Interested gardeners can call the church office at 503-263-6419 for garden plot sizes, prices and to get a garden packet.

The community garden is at 1520 N. Holly St.

­Adult Center seeks for kitchen help

The Canby Adult Center is looking for volunteers for several hours to assist with food preparation and serving. Volunteers will need to be able to work on their feet for several hours.

The Adult Center serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The facility could use one day a week or one day a month help.

To volunteer, stop by the center to pick up an application.”

Free lunch at The Canby Center Thursdays

The St. Vincent De Paul lunch bus visits The Canby Center every Thursday at noon.

The meals are free and open to anyone.

For more information, call the center at 503-266-2920.

Class of 2004 sets 10th reunion

The Canby High School class of 2004 is planning its 10-year reunion for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. at McMenamins Old Church and Pub in Wilsonville. eunion Tickets now on sale at Price will be $35 for an individual or $60 per couple, which includes one drink ticket per person (beer, wine or soda) and buffet dinner. For more information, check the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ferry items are being sought

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canby Ferry, the city of Canby and Clackamas County are looking for help to honor the ferry, which has been around in one form or another since 1914.

Celebration organizers are looking for old and new photos of the ferry, the older the better.

The photos can be dropped off at the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce at 191 SE Second Ave. or at the Canby Herald, 241 N. Grant St. both in Canby, or by calling Learfield at 503-650-3253.

Another need is to find someone willing to donate one of the Canby chamber’s 2009 geocoins which depicted the modern day ferry.

They are all gone now and organizers want to put both the old and new geocoins on a plaque aboard the M.J. Lee, Learfield said.

Anyone willing to donate a 2009 geocoin should call Learfield at 503-650-3253.

The ferry anniversary committee also hopes to commemorate the Canby Ferry during the 2014 Clackamas County Fair.

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